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E3 ROCHESTER INC's Fundraiser:

Vertus Charter School

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BENEFITING: E3 ROCHESTER INC

THE STORY:

Thank you for supporting our students.

Help reinvent high school for the boys who need it most.

Rochester, NY, has the lowest high school graduation rate for African-American and Latino boys in the U.S. (9% and 10%, respectively). Vertus Charter School’s founders Perry White and Leigh McGuigan were recruited to Rochester by E3, a non-profit dedicated to improving the city's public education. The Vertus team is creating an innovative career high school for boys that has the potential to transform high school.

Vertus combines high tech learning with traditional values. Each young man belongs to a small team of 12 students, led by a dedicated "preceptor"-- a full-time male staff member who is 100% responsible for the success of the 12 young men on his team. Students attend school year-round on a quarter system. 

Each student has an individual plan for academics, character and career based on his unique strengths and challenges.  Students learn on-line, progressing at their own pace as they master courses and lessons; work in small groups on interdisciplinary projects; and receive individual tutoring as needed. Whether he chooses to go directly to college after graduation or to begin his career, every young man graduates with a recognized credential for a good-paying job, so that he can always support himself.

Vertus has received a prestigious national grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (funded by the Gates foundation) for its innovative approach, including how we combine technology with caring relationships. This $150,000 grant comes with $300,000 in matching funds. To help us fully qualify for the matching funds, Vertus Board members and local philanthropists are promising a dollar-for-dollar match of every contribution we generate through Crowdrise, up to $50,000. This means that every dollar you contribute turns into $4 to help us launch Vertus. Funds go into an account used exclusively for Vertus at E3. If Vertus is successful, the founders have promised to open more career high schools for boys using Vertus’ high tech, high touch model. 

Learn more about Vertus at www.vertusschool.org.

$15,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leigh McGuigan

     

  • Perry White

     

  • Mary DeRosa

     

  • Kerry Horan

     

  • Liz McNamara/Barbara Noble

     

  • Tom Smerdon

     

  • Ann

     

  • Peter Carril

     

  • Gary Smerdon

     

  • Alan Foster

     

  • Stephen Jacobs

     

  • Bryan Hickman

     

  • Wendy Maury/Michael Bergman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tywan Sessions

     

  • Todd, Olivia, Bella, Bella & Tyler

     

  • Bill and Karen Noren

     

  • Board donation

     

  • Daniel Weisberg

     

  • Elizabeth Murray

     

  • Deb Garlock

     

  • John and Linda Buttrill

     

  • Bryan and Beth Hickman

     

  • Carol and Amy Murphy

     

  • Jodi and Louis Atkin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alicia Affronti & Selena Caswell

     

  • Anne Brayer

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jara Johnson

     

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30% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $15,065 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Leigh McGuigan

Amount Raised

$10,915

Fundraiser Title

E3 ROCHESTER INC

Amount Raised

$3,145

 

6% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Murray

Amount Raised

$555

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Ken Wasnock

Amount Raised

$450

Donor Comments

Jara Johnson

Jara Johnson

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anne Brayer

Anne Brayer

0 2 years ago

Alicia Affronti & Selena Caswell

Alicia Affronti & Selena Caswell

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Jodi and Louis Atkin

Jodi and Louis Atkin

2 years ago

Carol and Amy Murphy

Carol and Amy Murphy

3 years ago

Bryan and Beth Hickman

Bryan and Beth Hickman

3 years ago

John and Linda Buttrill

John and Linda Buttrill

3 years ago

Deb Garlock

Deb Garlock

3 years ago